This year’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday will be the 37th such event. The goal, says Ryan Kauffman, isn’t necessarily to quit for life, but rather to encourage people to take the day off from using tobacco. Organizers will have a booth at Lakeside from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free quit support.
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‘Smokeout’ about taking day off from tobacco
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more